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FD Author Style: Classic Ladylike Sophistication

Dress (Evan Picone via Ross) similar silhouette and print  heret similar print here Necklace (Mimi Boutique)  here  Clutch (My mom's purchased at a vintage store), shoes

Dress (Evan Picone via Ross) similar silhouette and print heret similar print here Necklace (Mimi Boutique) here Clutch (My mom’s purchased at a vintage store), shoes

I am going to start this post by saying I absolutely love this dress and it will remain in my closet as long as I can fit it, which I hope is forever. I wore this to a wedding I attended last Friday. This dress just makes me feel like such a lady. I know that it’s not your clothes that make you a a lady, but certain pieces incite certain feelings. The truth of the matter is I felt very Kerry Washington meets Michelle Obama(ish). Just absolutely stunning. Then the first person I ran into happened to be a guy I knew from college and the first thing out of his mouth was “do you understand how gorgeous you look?”. This just verified that feeling of absolute fabulousness that I felt when I glanced in the mirror. You Devotee’s know that feeling when you get dolled up and start feeling yourself? Not in the form of conceit but just a little extra confident. This dress is a timeless piece, yet it is still on trend. I concentrated on accentuating the orange/coral hues since tango tangerine is the Pantone color of the year. I even wore my orange lipstick for the first time that I have been waiting to try for years. There are countless ways of staying on trend with classic pieces. I can’t stress enough how much I believe in filling your closet with classic pieces. (SN: I apologize in advance this is a picture heavy post.)

Here is a sneak peak into the ceremony. Below is the lovely couple. The groom and I attended middle school, high school, and college together. The bride and I were in a college modeling troupe together. Having known each of them for several years the wedding was one large high school and college reunion.

I even got to catch up with Ashley from A Sassy Woman whom I also attended college with. It seems that we only see each other at weddings and bridals showers these days. She even said, “I’ll see you at the next wedding” before we parted ways.

The lovely cake.

After I purchased this dress I again spotted Ms. Whitley Gilbert in a similar dress with a similar print, cut and silhouette.

You can view that episode of A Different World here

You can view that episode of A Different World here

Thank you all for reading. Your kind words are always appreciated.

Have a fabulous day.

Love & Fashion!

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  • Reply Style4Curves July 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    You look so sophisticated!! This look oozes class!

    • Reply Ariel B July 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you darling! 🙂

  • Reply Ashley July 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Cute dress!! So springy 🙂 It was great seeing you hun!!

    Ashley recently posted..HAUTE or NOT: Meagan Good rocking a two piece snakeskin look to the 2012 Teen Choice Awards

    • Reply Ariel B July 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you Ashley, hopefully we will meet up again sooner than later 🙂

  • Reply Channing in The City July 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    No, but do you understand how gorgeous you look?! This is everything! And your description was spot on. Kerry Washington meets Michelle Obama-ish. Perfect.

    And I love that Whitley is rocking something similar. I love her style.
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    • Reply Ariel B July 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Aww Channing, Thank you! Yes, I absolutely love Whitley Gilbert my favorite tv character/ tv style icon ever!

  • Reply Taliah July 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Gorgeous dress!!! You do look stunning and what a great comparison to who this dress reminds me of. Very Kerry washington and Michgelle Obama. I also see a bit of Miranda from SATC wearing it. Love it!

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    • Reply Ariel B July 24, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Thank you Taliah.I see the silhouette as more Charlotte but the colors may to bright for Charlotte.

  • Reply Joy and Sunshine
    Twitter: JoySunshineBlog
    July 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Beautiful! I love that this dress is statement-y, yet classic. You can wear it forever. Also, I agree with Taliah above: very Miranda-ish, only I’m not sure she would have worn it as well as you do. Stunning!
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    • Reply Ariel B July 24, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Awww Thank you darling!

  • Reply Mika S July 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I love the dress! you have a lovely style hon and thanks for the love, Muahhh!!!
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    • Reply Ariel B July 24, 2012 at 12:41 am

      No problem and thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Inez July 24, 2012 at 1:28 am

    You look stunning, Ariel!! Beautiful bride and Ashley looks great too! :))
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    • Reply Ariel B July 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you Inez!

  • Reply jadore-fashion July 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

    The pattern and color is simply gorgeous!


    • Reply Ariel B July 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Stella!

  • Reply Shonda July 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Love the dress! Thos shoes are the bomb.com! 🙂

    • Reply Ariel B July 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you Shonda!

  • Reply Lynn July 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    How cute!!!!! The dress is darling… So sweet you get to see othe bloggers even if it is just at weddings! Lol!

    Congrats to the newlyweds!!!!!

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    • Reply Ariel B July 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you Lynn…It is always great running into bloggers 🙂

  • Reply Nic
    Twitter: wnicjames
    July 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    you look very pretty, my fellow #BLMGirl 🙂 i love the colors and the fit of the dress. great necklace as well! looks like a great time (at the wedding) and ashley looks pretty too!


    • Reply Ariel B July 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you Nic #BLMGirls 🙂

  • Reply Sing July 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Ha, no you didn’t go back to Whitley. Loved her style. Beautiful dress, very ladylike indeed. New follower here from Inez blog.

    • Reply Ariel B July 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Yes I absolutely adore Whitley. Thank you I am so glad that you stopped by!

  • Reply Claudeen
    Twitter: mychicstyle1
    July 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Lovely dress, Ariel!! Love the color. You are rocking!
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    • Reply Ariel B July 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you Ms. Claudeen!

  • Reply Lidiya
    Twitter: CandyMilano
    July 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    You have amazing style. Love your outfit.
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  • Reply Psyche July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    You are GORGEOUS! This dress is definitely a keeper. You wear it so well.

  • Reply ilse
    Twitter: missilsay
    July 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    What a gorgeous dress so elegant!

  • Reply Shea August 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful!!! You always wear florals so well. I agree that you are a great cross between both ladies, who I happen to adore. You and Ashley both look great!
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